The Three Swords 

Easter is the remarkable story of three swords. The sword of separation. The sword of sacrifice. The sword of salvation. Three swords that are held up to reveal the beauty and brokenness of Jesus our King. Three swords displaying the tragedy and triumph of our life in Him. For find out more about The Three Swords visit www.the3swords.com.

I had a blast teaming up with the team from City on a Hill to help produce this film. Two weekends out in country Victoria, on a far with the most beautiful scenery.  We had two long days back to back so a bunch of the cast and crew elected to sleep overnight in the cottage we were filming in. The light pollution was minimal so I was able to get some amazing stills of the night sky.

Ironically, though the film is about a time of drought, we had to deal with typical Victorian weather. One morning we were due to start at 7am, but there was such a torrential downpour overnight that we had to wait until 1pm for the ground to dry out enough that we could keep shooting.  The very last night of shooting we were relaxing having dinner, planning on shoot a few scenes at sunset when a storm basically appeared out of nowhere. We raced to keep the fading light and shot in between peals of thunder to try and get the last pieces of the story. We finally wrapped and as well all piled into our cars the heavens opened and we witnessed one of the most intense thunder storms I've even seen.

I was really happy with how the grade came together, it made all the long days in the heat worth it.

Colourist - Gaffer

 The view from the porch. The glow from Melbourne is in the lower right.

The view from the porch. The glow from Melbourne is in the lower right.

 The humble cottage we filmed and stayed in.

The humble cottage we filmed and stayed in.

 The storm as it broke on the last night of filming, the sunset behind casting the clouds pink.

The storm as it broke on the last night of filming, the sunset behind casting the clouds pink.

 DP Karl Birchley. Clearly safety came first.

DP Karl Birchley. Clearly safety came first.

 Director/Writer Dana Newell and cast blocking out a scene.

Director/Writer Dana Newell and cast blocking out a scene.